A team of entrepreneurs, led by Dan Caruso, founded Zayo in Boulder, Colorado. First acquisitions include Memphis Networx, PPL Telcom, Indiana Fiber Works, VoicePipe and Onvoy Inc.
A history of connection
Zayo’s journey has been guided by an aspirational vision for connectivity. Our founders were veterans of the companies that constructed the earliest backbone of the Internet. They understood that truly putting “the world” on the World Wide Web would require connections, lots of them.
We are connectors
In 2007 they formed Zayo with a vision of accumulating, connecting and optimizing an unparalleled global network of networks. With 47 successful acquisitions to date, we not only know what to buy and where, we know how to connect and harmonize.
We connected the dots
We knew that data capture and processing technologies would evolve rapidly and demand for data transmission would multiply exponentially along with it. So we connected great people to create bespoke Zayo networking solutions for customers, extending their network reach as their businesses evolved.
We connected the world
Zayo is the leading independent provider of light-speed data transmission infrastructure, with dense, high-quality networks connecting every major market in North America and many in Western Europe. Through partnerships with complementary network providers, we provide our customers with global reach that takes them nearly anywhere they need to be.
We connect what's next
New technologies, more data, & changing consumer expectations mean an even greater reliance on the connections that we make possible. And we’re expanding all the time – providing new mission-critical routes for customers, more density, additional diversity and reduced latency. We’re laying the foundation for our 5G future, artificial intelligence, the metaverse and beyond.
A future-ready network where you need it.
Our expansive, deep, and diverse networks in North America and Europe include extensive metro connectivity, lit & dark fiber solutions, and expanding 400G & 800G-enabled routes that empower you to reliably leverage new technologies that demand low-latency, high-bandwidth, scalability, and control.Find out more
Trusted experts committed to your success.
Our team puts trust at the core of every relationship, combining an approach built on collaboration, agility, and creativity with decades of experience serving wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.Meet the team
Connectivity solutions tailored to your needs.
Our solutions are designed to meet you where you want to be met. From last-mile or long-haul to the software-defined layer, we connect you from edge to edge, edge to cloud, cloud to edge, and everywhere in between with dark fiber, private data networks, SD-WAN, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access, and data center connectivity solutions.Find out more
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Zayo's history at a glance
From 2008-2011, Zayo completes 13 acquisitions to create a nationwide fiber network.
Acquires AboveNet, which expands Zayo’s network to 45 states and 7 countries in North America and Europe.
Acquires Neo Telecoms and Geo Networks, increasing its footprint in the U.K. and France.
Bolsters European footprint, including 12 new metro networks with acquisition of Viatel.
Acquires Allstream and becomes the only Pan-U.S./Canada fiber network provider. Global network exceeds 100,000 route miles. Employee base tops 3,000.
Acquires Electric Lightwave, which adds 12,000 miles of fiber to its network. Grows to $2 billion in annualized revenue.
Acquires Spread Networks, which enables coast-to-coast low latency fiber and wavelength routes. Creates 5G team, providing 5G solutions to mobile network operators and large enterprises.
Announces agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by Digital Colony and EQT for $35 per share in a cash transaction valued at $14.3 billion.
Acquires QOS Networks, the preeminent provider of SD-WAN and edge managed services. Zayo also makes history with the world’s longest 800G optical wavelength.